Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Golf Croquet Tourney a Success

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Golf Croquet Tourney a Success

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MALLET SPORTS: Being the host club does not mean automatic victory in a tournament but Rockhampton Mallet Sports spokeswoman Ethel Hughes said it did not prevent home members enjoying last weekend's competition.

aWe were playing for the Eva Moore Memorial Trophy,a Hughes said.

The competition was not traditional association croquet but a modified version called golf croquet. There were 23 entrants from Mackay, Gladstone, Gracemere, Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton.

The tournament was over two days, with 85 games completed.

aIt was a real success,a she said.

With golf croquet, players are allowed just one shot at a time, no matter whether they have hit another ball or made a hoop.

Both players (in singles) remain on court for the duration of a game, which lasts for an hour.

Hughes said the event was made more interesting by all players having to play to a handicap.

Being a state player, Don Close was given the toughest handicap of +10, which meant he could play fewer shots in a block. …

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